My travelogue on Lansdowne

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Taxes are higher..even in Shimla , like i was mentioning, its around the same price..
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Is it ok to travel alone to Lansdowne? I can do the 3 day holiday with friends (which is planned for June) to some other place then.
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if you are asking from the point of it being safe yes its fine , as long as u dont get lonely easily.. :-)


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Originally Posted by relentlessly restles View Post Thanks for the tips! Also, when it comes to the sights- tiffin top, the lake etc can I walk to all these places?
Even a weekend will be good then if I take a train from Delhi, isn't it?
I have done it in car and train as well, but I like the train...

Book the 3 AC for Friday night, only Rs.350, sleep through the night, you reach Kotdwara at 6 AM, take the Jeep and around 8 AM you are at Lansdowne.

On Sunday the last jeep leaves for Kotdwara at around 5:30 Pm, make sure you get on that it would reach Kotdwara at around 8 pm, you have to spend couple of hours at the station to catch the 10 pm train back..
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The lake is a 10 minute walk from Fairy Dale..just get out of the gate and take a left...

Tiffin top on the other hand is about 30 minutes...uphill...on your way there or back try and check out the museum..very quaint.



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Originally Posted by relentlessly restles View Post Thanks for the tips! Also, when it comes to the sights- tiffin top, the lake etc can I walk to all these places?
Even a weekend will be good then if I take a train from Delhi, isn't it?
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Originally Posted by puchoo View Post if you are asking from the point of it being safe yes its fine , as long as u dont get lonely easily.. :-)
I will second that, its very easy to get lonely there,no crowds, no traffic, no one to talk to...
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Originally Posted by puchoo View Post The lake is a 10 minute walk from Fairy Dale..just get out of the gate and take a left...
Its a man made lake, and people visit it just for the heck of it...don't know why !!
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That it is but its a nice pretty spot. Plus u have the garden and the cafe at the top which is lovely place to park yourself and read etc...

Tell me this is not pretty...




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gr8 post.. .brought back the memories of the place.. went there when i was a kid (8th grade) .. beautiful place...
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Originally Posted by puchoo View Post Tell me this is not pretty...
Its Okay for me, because you are in lansdowne, that is the reason you go and sit there and read and do whatever...but nothing special..
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I am with Shashank on this one. I like my lakes to be grand like Prashar, Pangong or Changu.

Bhulla that way is umm normal.
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Thanks you guys for all the info! Just looking at a weekend break alone, so it will be great!
Anyways, will meet some of you at the indiamike meetup before I leave!
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One did not go to Lansdowne for the lake, dont get me wrong here...one went for other reasons, the lake happened to be there so one paid a visit...
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Originally Posted by mridula View Post I am with Shashank on this one. I like my lakes to be grand like Prashar, Pangong or Changu.
I have only been to Changu, and yes I agree, its Grand and Mythical...

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Originally Posted by puchoo View Post One did not go to Lansdowne for the lake, dont get me wrong here...one went for other reasons, the lake happened to be there so one paid a visit...
Exactly my point, its just incidental, nothing special about it...more of a Picnic Spot..
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Originally Posted by relentlessly restles View Post Please give me your opinion though whether you think Lansdowne is a better 3 day holiday option or Mcleodganj? I don't want to be sharing space with truckloads of tourists, but also looking for nice views, walks and the like.
Lansdowne anyday. Also becos it's quicker to get to.
There will be car-loads of tourists though, being the summer hols. Better to book from Delhi.

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The food at Fairydale is awesome...
Hmm, only if they have a new cook wud I believe that. When I went it was ok. Not bad, ok.

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Is it ok to travel alone to Lansdowne? I can do the 3 day holiday with friends (which is planned for June) to some other place then.
Yeah, no safety issues as such. I doubt you intend to walk around in the dark anyway.
Depending on when you want to leave and what suits your schedule, if you want to take a day-train and don't mind an early start you can take the Garhwal Express from Old Delhi - dep 6.55, arr 14.20 (return ride is dep KTW 15.00, arr DLI 21.55) . You'll be in Lansdowne by 3.30 pm.

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Its a man made lake, and people visit it just for the heck of it...don't know why !!
For the same reason they visit the 'Dal Lake' (what an original name ) in Dhasa. That's an ordinary lake if I ever saw one, even if bigger.
Agree with puchoo, you don't go to Lansdowne for the lake. You go for the p&q, and if it's clear the spectacular views from TT. But once there, the lake is ok to visit. Nothing spectacular; even then I found it a bit better than the one in Dhasa.
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